Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dental Hell

My last appointment was by far the worst dental experience I've ever had. I cannot put into words how excruciating the pain was. It was worse than getting a dental implant drilled into my jawbone. Worse than getting my wisdom teeth out. Worse than having two root canals done in Mexico. Worse than heart surgery (and they shut my body down and sawed me open to do that sh*t!).

Long story short, a year after my root canal (American this time), my dentist figured out that my endodontist accidentally left a nerve in there, and that's why it never, ever stopped hurting. It started to hurt A LOT more recently because it got infected. The infection caused the novacaine they attempted to inject me with last week to have no effect. Something about the acidity and the pH being off. So, basically, I HAD A ROOT CANAL PERFORMED WITH NO ANASTHESIA!!!

No wonder it hurt so f%@$in' bad! See? I knew I wasn't just a whiny baby! Bastards...

I thought they stopped in the middle of the procedure last week because I was sobbing, shaking, and jerking so violently. I hyperventilated too (for the first time ever).

So today, I thought I was going back for more. You can imagine my joy when they told me they had gotten it all last time and that all I was there for today was an X-ray. Oh thank you Lord Baby Jesus!

They said it looked good for now, but I have to go back in two weeks to see if the pain stays gone. Fingers crossed...

6 comments:

Randi said...

i have to go in a couple weeks to have a root canal looked at because I too am having problems with mine. Hope its nothing like yours!!!

Shannon said...

::jaw dropped::

A root canal with no anathesia. My god, I hate dentists. Did they know it wasn't going to take effect?

Shawna said...

all I have to say is --- OUCH!!

Robert Baumann said...

Yeah, Rebecca described a similar thing a few years ago. She had novocaine, but it numbed the side of her face, yet not the area that they were operating on. Root canals must suck - I'm glad that I haven't had to go through one. Props to you Claudia for sticking through it!

Allison and the Angry Inch said...

yo, post something new already, i need distraction!!!!

Cladeedah said...

Alright, alright!